The security personnel which were drawn from the Police, Army, Department of State Security and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, are positioned inside and around the venue.

The stadium road and adjoining streets within the precinct of the stadium are also heavily guarded by security personnel, according to NAN.

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Apart from ensuring free-flow of traffic to and from the stadium by the police and men of the Federal Road Safety Corps, security personnel are also on hand to control movement of people into the stadium.

Out-going governor of the state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, whose government was inaugurated on 12 November, 2008, handed over to Obaseki last night in a brief ceremony in government house.

The former labour leader, after his first inauguration in 2008, won a re-election as the governor for his second term in July 2012.